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Gluten Free Cornbread Recipes

Updated on February 24, 2015

The Best Gluten-Free Cornbread Recipes and Mixes

If you love cornbread but cannot tolerate gluten, you will find the best gluten-free recipes and mixes for cornbread right here. Cornbread is one of the delicious treats that will taste just as good without added flour or products with gluten.

I have made gluten-free cornbread many times for my girls (my daughter and daughter-in-law) that are allergic to gluten. I, other friends and family members cannot tell the difference between the gluten-free or regular cornbread and find the gluten-free quite excellent.

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Cornbread with a drizzle of honey

Best Cornbread Batter (gluten-free)



1 cup gluten-free cornmeal

1 1/4 cups rice flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbls sugar

1 stick butter softened

1 cup of whole milk or soy, coconut or almond

2 eggs, slightly beaten

(Directions to Follow)

Chicago Metallic Commercial II Non-Stick Round Cake Pan
Chicago Metallic Commercial II Non-Stick Round Cake Pan

Sturdy commercial quality baking pan with even cooking and easy clean-up.


Quality Baking Pans for Cornbread - A good quality pan is important for even baking and a nice crust

Wilton Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick Bakeware Square Cake Pan, Will Heat Evenly for Years of Quality Baking, 8-inches
Wilton Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick Bakeware Square Cake Pan, Will Heat Evenly for Years of Quality Baking, 8-inches

A non-stick coating makes for easy removal. Easy grab handles and heavy duty construction for even heating.


Directions for Best Cornbread Recipe


Preheat oven to 400F. Grease an 8 inch square or round pan with butter or cooking spray. In a large mixer bowl combine all dry ingredients. Beat in remaining ingredients until slightly smooth, a few lumps are ok. Pour into pan and bake for about 25 minutes. Let cool slightly, slice and serve with butter.

Gluten-Free Cornbread and Muffin Mix

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Cornbread Mix, 20-ounce (Pack of 4)
Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Cornbread Mix, 20-ounce (Pack of 4)

An easy, all natural mix featuring whole grains. Just add milk, oil and eggs.


Spice up your cornbread with one of these!

Sure, cornbread is just delicious by itself, but every now and then it's fun to experiment with a few additional ingredients. Try one or more of these gluten-free extras in your next batch of gluten-free cornbread.

  • Crumbled crunchy bacon
  • Small can Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 cup cheddar or pepper-jack cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped roasted bell peppers

Why Gluten-Free Cornbread? - Allergies and sensitivity to wheat call for a gluten-free diet


Those with Celiac disease are allergic to gluten, but there are also those, that even though not allergic, are sensitive to gluten and cannot tolerate gluten in their diet. Symptoms for both include intestinal pain, headaches, rashes and anemia. Celiac disease is easily confirmed through a simple blood test that will show high levels of antibodies that damage the lining of the small intestine. Because of this inflammation, certain nutrients are not able to enter the body and can cause malnutrition. By eliminating wheat from the diet, the small intestine begins to heal and antibodies return to a normal level allowing full nourishment. It is more difficult to diagnose gluten sensitivity and a blood test will not always show the high level of antibodies. By eliminating gluten from the diet and increased patient improvement, it is likely there is a sensitivity to gluten.

Honey Butter Recipe


  • 1 stick salted butter softened
  • 1 tbls honey


  1. In a mixer bowl, whip butter until smooth.
  2. Add a stream of honey until well mixed.
  3. Serve with warm cornbread.
Cast your vote for Honey Butter Recipe

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    • smine27 profile image

      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      OH how I love cornbread. YUM!

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      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh, I do love honey butter on cornbread. You've made me hungry, but it's almost midnight so I won't jump up and bake this right away. I'll pin it instead so I can try it later. Thanks for a delightful recipe page.

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      5 years ago

      @DeborahDian: It is also delicious with fresh, sliced apricots or fresh blueberries, sorta' deserty!

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      Deborah Carr 

      5 years ago from Orange County, California

      Wow! Gluten free cornbread! Great idea!!

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      I will be making this sometime soon - I am getting ready to go wheat free.


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